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Poets with a Video Camera – countdown to the Private View

These are the last few days before the opening of Tom Konyves’ milestone exhibition Poets with a Video Camera: 1980–2020. It will be showing from 17th September  to 11th December at Surrey Art Gallery, so if you are anywhere near Vancouver it is essential viewing. I am very fortunate to be part of a great bunch of artists, many of whom I have followed over the years. 

Jim Andrews with Adeena Karasick, Paul Bogaert, Brandon Downing, Antonello Faretta, John Giorno, Kurt Heintz with Patricia Smith, Annie Frazier Henry, Nobuo Kubota, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Valerie LeBlanc, Janet Lees, Machine Libertine, Azucena Losana, Matt Mullins, Marc Neys,bp nichol, Reverend Pedro Pietri, Arturs Punte, Caroline Reid, Javier Robledo, Peter Rose, Ralf Schmerberg, Hubert Sielecki with Gerhard Ruhm, W. Mark Sutherland, Alejandro Thornton, Sarah Tremlett, and Eku Wand.

Some of the responses: “Truly a milestone event” – Eku Wand; “We need this!!” – Erika Fulop; “Ah, Art Galleries & Videopoetry! “– Martina Pfeiler; “The exhibition/symposium sounds GREAT!” – Bob Holman

Tom has a curator’s statement POETS WITH A VIDEO CAMERA which makes interesting reading and also a look behind the scenes diary extract  for the last few days before the opening. 

There will also be a Symposium on 5th November introduced by SAG curator Jordan Strom. Entitled ‘New Art Emerging: Two or Three Things One Should Know About Videopoetry’ speakers are: Tom Konyves, Heather Haley, Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas, Fiona Lam, Adeena Karasick, Kurt Heintz, Matt Mullins, Javier Robledo, Annie Frazier Henry, and I am honoured to be key speaker (though feel more than a little overwhelmed with such company).  More to Follow!